Quick Tips On Oboe Care and Maintenance

Daily care and maintenance of your instrument is very important to how well your instrument performs. Watch this quick video below for a few, quick tips on caring for your oboe.

Music Skills Are Vital For Success

The skills gained through sequential music instruction, including discipline and the ability to analyze, solve problems, communicate and work cooperatively, are vital for success in the 21st century workplace.

~ U.S. House of Representatives, Concurrent Resolution 355, March 6, 2006

Quick Tips On Clarinet Care and Maintenance

Daily care and maintenance of your instrument is very important to how well your instrument performs. Watch this quick video below for a few, quick tips on caring for your clarinet.

Playing Music Teaches Discipline

Teens feel that playing music teaches self discipline.

~ Shehan Campbell, Patricia. Adolescents’ Expressed Meanings of Music In and Out of School

Perhaps The Most Influential Trombone Solo

Originally composed in 1837, Ferdinand David’s Concertino for Trombone, Op. 4 is perhaps the most important trombone solo in our repertoire. It is asked for as a part of nearly every classical audition for tenor trombone. If you are an aspiring trombonist, this should be part of your regular listening and practice regimen.

How To Keep Your Saxophone Clean

Daily care and maintenance of your instrument is very important to how well your instrument performs, even when you’re home during e-learning. Watch this quick video below for a few, quick tips on caring for your saxophone.

Music Helps Students Manage Tasks Better

Two-thirds (66%) of Americans say that music education prepares someone to manage the tasks of their job more successfully.

~ The Harris Poll®, July 2014

When to Buy Which Trumpet? Classical Edition

Last time we discussed instruments that would be good for those of us who primarily want to play jazz or commercial types of music and left it by discussing studio musicians who may need to do it all. This leads us nicely into the classical side of trumpet playing and the instruments needed for that work. In order of importance here are my suggestions. (Your timeline may vary. Please consult your teacher/professor on when it is appropriate to purchase these instruments)